Most e-book authors are not rich and famous and need their covers to attract readers. A cover design must give a clue to the content without giving away something the author wants the readers to discover in the reading process. I avoid artsy-fartsy modeling poses. I pick key character traits of the hero and examine hundreds of pictures looking for one that will motivate a reader to buy because the photo depicts that core of the person the reader will find in the story. I want photos that show the... continue reading
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An instruction about how to create “evil” characters in a novel. Very interesting and exciting:Flawed Characters Bring Life to Your Novel by Connie Briscoe"If you’re writing a novel with a perfect lead character, I don’t want to read it. All fictional characters should have flaws, just as all people do. Especially main characters. Trying to follow a perfect main character through the hundreds of pages of a novel would be unbelievable, not to mention unbelievably boring. Even Jesus... continue reading
Every now and then I will do a tineye search on some of my photos. I was recently surprised to find that one my photos was used on a book cover!My Cowboy in Dawn Light photo was used along with a few others to make a collage. It is very thrilling to find artwork in use like this, but I do have a few questions.If it was just my photo alone would they have to have purchased an extended license in order to use it? Does the fact that they use it in a collage change that? I noticed that there... continue reading
It has been such an exciting week for me!I finally received a published novel from US with my photo on the cover. We are talking about "Truly Everything" The sequel to "Owe it to the Wind" by J.R. Armstrong, which won the best novel of the year. It also has the writer's autograph especially written for me as well.The photo is one taken on the same series as this image, and my friend Andreea, the model, did a wonderful job.The book can be seen and bought on the writer's website JRArmstrong.... continue reading
Bobbie Darbyshire, British author of best selling novel "Truth Games",has been selling out copies of her new book fast!She contacted me to let me know that my painting,titled: Dreams Time, is on the cover!!We're now friends on facebook! She's totally awesome, I can't wait to read Truth Games!Every week she's signing books in local book shops!She also has a second novel published, titled, Love, Revenge & Buttered Scones.Bobbie is currently working on her third novel!Truth... continue reading
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